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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mining Stock Breaking News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Reports Additional La Joya High Grade Intercepts 45.0m of 135.5 gpt Ag, 0.11 gpt Au, 1.14% Cu (240 gpt Ag Eq(i))

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - November 27, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. ( TSX.V:SVL ) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) is pleased to announce the results of an additional 15 holes (LJ DD12-75 to LJ DD12-89) of the Phase II drill program nearing completion at its La Joya Property in Durango, Mexico. Phase II drilling reported to date has extended the Main Mineralized Trend ("Trend") beyond the area containing the current Inferred Resource of 101.9 million ounces Ag Eq.*(see News releases dated March 20 and May 7, 2012 and attached Figure: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/silvercrestmap1.pdf). Drilling and surface sampling has extended the Trend to approximately 2.5 kilometres with an average width of approximately 700 metres. Please reference our website at www.silvercrestmines.com for more information, photos and figures on La Joya.
Five of the 15 holes reported in the tables and text below continued to test the southern extension of the Trend with the remaining 10 holes focused on the delineation of the Contact Zone and Santo Nino Target. Silver values in this series of core holes along the Trend and Contact Zone range from 3.3 gpt to 189.0 gpt. Silver equivalent based values range from 19.7 gpt to 324.1 gpt Ag Eq.* (0.57 oz/ton to 9.45 oz/ton). Mineralized intervals range from 15.2 metres to 288.7 metres. True thicknesses of mineralized intercepts can be approximated from cross sections of previously announced drill holes in the respective areas. Intercepts in holes drilled at a 45º angle are at vertical depths considerably less than implied by the core length measurements so many of the intercepts are near surface. Intercepts in holes 79, 84 and 86, presented below, are examples of near surface higher grade mineralization that may be considered in a potential starter pit. The most significant assay results for this series of holes are shown in the following tables:
Main Mineralized Trend (Ag, Au, Cu)
Investorideas.com Newswire * Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum, tin and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed. All numbers are rounded. Silver Equivalent grades may be converted to ounces per ton by dividing the Ag Eq values by 34.285.
All sample analyses presented in this news release were completed by ALS Chemex in Zacatecas, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Contact Zone and Santo Nino Target (W, Cu, Au)
Four additional holes were drilled on the near-surface portion of the Contact Zone which is located within the Trend boundaries but can be identified separately from the manto and structure mineralization of the Trend. The Contact Zone mineralization is located geologically and spatially below the Trend mineralization. The Contact Zone mineralization consists of skarning with stockwork veining and occurs adjacent to intrusive stock and dykes which are exposed at surface in the southern portion of the Trend. Holes intercepting the Contact Zone also contain anomalous Pb (lead), Zn (zinc), Mo (molybdenum) and Sn (tin).
Partial drilling of the Contact Zone shows consistent intercepts of wide-spread tungsten (W03), gold (Au), copper (Cu) mineralization from near surface to depths of up to approximately 300 metres vertically. All drilling to date that has intercepted intrusive(s) has also intercepted the Contact Zone over an area of approximately 2 kilometres by 1 kilometre with estimated thicknesses ranging from 10 to 200 metres and appears to conform to the contours of the underlying intrusive. A detail model of the intrusive surface has been developed from drill data to provide a guide for further definition of the Contact Zone which is considered a "potential large bulk tonnage tungsten target" and will be segregated as part of the next resource estimation due in Q4 2012.
Holes L J DD12-76, 77, 78 80, 82, and 83 were drilled to test the Santo Nino Target approximately 1 kilometre east of the Trend''s eastern boundary. Hole 82 intercepted 18.4 metres of semi-massive sulphides grading 20.1 gpt Ag, 0.04 gpt Au and 0.43% Cu. This hole encountered an extension of the massive sulphide mineralization (Santo Nino) reported in the discovery Hole L J DD12-74 which intercepted 35.2 metres grading 52.2 gpt Ag, 0.05 gpt Au, 1.6% Cu and 0.037% WO3. The mineralization is believed to be associated with a substantial east-west structure that cross cuts the width of the Trend mineralization to the west. Holes L J DD12-77, 78, and 80 were located near the Santo Nino target but were off the target and intercepted no significant values.
Contact Zone and Santo Nino Target (W, Cu, Au)
Investorideas.com Newswire * Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum, tin and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed. All numbers are rounded.
All sample analyses were completed by ALS Chemex in Zacatecas, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Near surface tungsten/molybdenum mineralization encountered in both the Contact Zone and the adjacent Coloradito target (see previous press releases) is similar in grade to current economic or potentially economic near surface, bulk tonnage deposits such as Thompson Creek Mine, ID (0.046 to 0.081 % Mo), Endako, BC (0.030 to 0.046 % Mo) Sisson, NB (0.031% Mo, 0.094% WO3), and El Creston, Mexico (0.071% Mo, 0.06% Cu). All references are from public company websites.
The Phase II drill program is essentially complete and was designed to test approximately 2.5 kilometres of the Trend which includes at least 8 near-vertical structures/stockwork zones, 14 near-horizontal, stacked mantos plus the Contact Zone which is adjacent to the underlying intrusive. Drilling on the southern extension of the Trend and Contact Zone has been completed and two of the three core drill rigs have been released. A reverse circulation drill is expected to commence drilling on exploratory targets in the area prior to month end. Based on Company surface mapping, sampling and historic drill hole results, the southern area is still believed to be potentially the highest grade area along the Trend. The Company is currently examining the potential for a potential near-surface, higher grade, low strip open pit as a conceptual "starter pit" that will be evaluated in a Preliminary Economic Assessment in 2013.
Core samples for holes L J DD12-90 to L J DD12-105 are currently being logged, sampled or are in the laboratory for analyzes. Assays for the next series of holes will be reported upon receipt and compilation. Several holes contain anomalous molybdenum, tungsten, tin, lead and zinc values over significant widths in the skarn. Extensive metallurgical test work is underway to examine the amenability and potential metallurgical recoveries of Ag, Au, Cu, W, Mo, Sn, Zn and Pb. Metallurgical test work results will be presented in the NI43-101 Technical Report in early 2013.
The La Joya Deposit (Main Mineralized Trend) currently has estimated Inferred Resources of:
Investorideas.com Newswire * Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed.
** Classified by EBA, A Tetra Tech Company and conforms to NI 43-101, 43-101CP, and CIM definitions for resources. All numbers are rounded. Inferred Resources have been estimated from geological evidence and limited sampling and must be treated with a lower level of confidence than Measured and Indicated Resources.
*** Mineralization boundaries used in the interpretation of the geological model and resource estimates are based on cutoff grades of 15 gpt Ag Eq and 30 gpt Ag Eq using the metal price ratios described above.
Please refer to the January 4, 2012 news release and to the La Joya NI 43-101 Technical Report dated February 20, 2012 for further details of the Inferred Resource estimate.
The target size of the La Joya mineralization and the potential subsequent estimated resources based on the current geologic model, drilling and sampling from the Phase II 2012 program suggests the possibility of target resources that may be 50 to 100% greater than the current resources. This potential increase in quantity of resources is conceptual in nature and insufficient exploration has been completed to define with certainty a mineral resource of this size. It is uncertain that further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL)(CW5.F)(NYSE Amex:SVLC)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest''s flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, México. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the life of the current open pit at the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine (open pit and underground) and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mining Stock Breaking News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Reports Q3, 2012 Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - November 14, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. ( TSX.V:SVL ) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC ) is pleased to announce its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 (all figures in U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified).
HIGHLIGHTS OF Q3, 2012 (Compared to Q3, 2011):
  • Cash flow from operations (1) increased 103% to $10.2 million.
  • Cash operating cost per silver equivalent ounce sold (2) increased 5% to $7.60.
  • Revenues reported per IFRS (3) rose 11% to $16.7 million on sales of 152,088 silver ounces (up 57%) and 7,923 gold ounces (up 4%).
  • Comprehensive earnings amounted to $2.2 million ($0.03 per share), compared to $0.01 million ($0.00 per share).
  • Working capital increased 22% from $21.4 million to $26.1 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $37.9 million (at September 30, 2012).
J. Scott Drever, President stated; "We had another strong quarter with 558,185 silver equivalent ounces sold (2), for reported revenues of $16.7 million. The average cash operating cost was $7.60 per silver equivalent ounce, which is below our budget of $8.20. Our Santa Elena low cost, open pit heap leach mine operations continue to perform well, and generated cash flows of $10.2 million which will contribute to the financing of the Santa Elena Expansion plan and the development of our major polymetallic La Joya Project. Record silver production in the third quarter has enabled us to increase annual silver production guidance from 435,000 ounces to 535,000 ounces. We are on track to meet our annual production guidance of 33,500 gold ounces."
Investorideas.com Newswire Comparison of Q3, 2012, to Q3, 2011
Comprehensive earnings were $2,213,154 ($0.03 per share basic) compared with $81,856 ($0.00 per share basic) for the same period in 2011. The increase in comprehensive earnings was largely driven by greater volumes of silver sales and an exchange gain on translation to US Dollars and partially offset by a negative marked-to-market derivative impact and recognizing income and deferred tax expense.
In the third quarter 2012, silver and gold revenues totalled $16,694,752 (2011 - $15,055,514), an 11% increase compared with the same quarter in 2011. Silver and gold revenues on a cash basis increased by 58% to $15,469,381 (2011 - $9,801,740). Gold revenues include non-cash amounts of $630,666 (2011 - $4,681,312) from adjustments to gold spot market prices related to hedge facility deliveries and $594,705 (2011 - $572,462) related to amortization of deferred revenues associated with the Sandstorm Agreement.
Silver sales were a quarterly record of 152,088 ounces (2011 - 96,631), or 57% higher than the same quarter in 2011. The average realized price received was $32 (2011 - $37). All silver production is unencumbered by hedging arrangements and sold at spot prices.

Gold sales were 7,923 ounces (2011 - 7,627) or 4% above the same quarter in 2011. The Company sold 5,422 gold ounces (2011 - Nil) at market spot realized prices of $1,707 (2011 - $Nil) per ounce. Gold delivered into the Hedging Facility was 916 ounces (2011 - 6,102) at an average realized price of $925 (2011 - $926). The non cash amount reported of $630,666 (2011 - $4,681,312) represents the difference between the market spot price at the date of delivery for gold (at an average realized price of $1,613 (2011 - $1,693) per ounce) and the hedge price of $926.50 per ounce settled. This non-cash revenue reported is required by IFRS accounting policies. Gold delivered to Sandstorm was 1,585 ounces (2011 - 1,525) at an average realized gold price of $725 (2011 - $725) for which the Company recorded revenues of $1,149,337 (2011 - $1,106,351) consisting of $554,632 (2011 - $533,889) in cash received and $594,705 (2011 - $572,462) from amortization of deferred revenue.
Cost of sales amounted to $4,239,773 (2011 - $3,652,887). Cash cost per silver equivalent ounce sold amounted to$7.60, Au:Ag 51.2:1 (2011 - $7.27, Au:Ag 53.2:1). This is a NON-IFRS Performance Measure. The main drivers in the change of cash cost per silver equivalent ounce sold are increases/decreases to operating costs, changes in volumes of metals produced and fluctuations in the silver to gold ratio.
Under IFRS the Company's derivative instruments are fair valued at the financial position date, with the resulting gain or losses included in the operating results for the period. The derivative gain (loss) relates to the incremental fair value of the MBL Hedging Facility, which represents the difference between the market spot price of gold at the quarter end and strike price of $926.50 per ounce. Loss on derivative instruments during the period amounted to $5,126,321 (2011 - $6,501,599) resulting from an 11% increase in the gold forward price at September 30, 2012, to $1,783 (2011 - $1,631) from $1,606 (2011 - $1,518) at June 30, 2012.
Exchange gain (loss) on translation to US Dollars amounted to $949,838 (2011 - ($2,138,668)) due to a significant strengthening of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar since June 30, 2012. The Company's Canadian assets were translated at US$1.00 = CAD$1.0191 at June 30, 2012 and US$1.00 = CAD$0.9837 at September 30, 2012
Comparison of Q3, 2012, to Q2, 2012
Mine operating earnings were up 9% to $11 million, as a result of increases in realized prices. Comprehensive earnings however, were down 76% to $2.2 million ($0.03 per share), from $9.2 million ($0.10 per share) primarily from a non-cash loss on derivatives, an increase in current and deferred tax expense, which was partially offset by an exchange gain on translation to US Dollars.
Operating cash flows (1) were up 42% to $10.2 million ($0.11 per share), from $7.2 million ($0.08 per share) primarily due to better realized silver and gold prices and more gold ounces sold at market prices rather than delivering into the Hedging Facility. SilverCrest chose to deliver 916 ounces into the Hedging Facility during Q3 compared with 4,209 ounces in the previous quarter. The realized prices of silver and gold spot sales were up 10% and 4%, respectively.
The financial information in this news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and associated MD&A which are available on the Company's website at www.silvercrestmines.com and under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .
NON-IFRS PERFORMANCE MEASURES
The discussion of financial results in this press release includes reference to cash operating cost per silver equivalent ounce sold, which is a non-IFRS performance measure. The Company uses this measure to provide additional information regarding the Company's financial results and performance. Please refer to the Company's MD&A for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, for a reconciliation of this measure to reported IFRS results.
N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng. and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc. and Qualified Person for this news release has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX-V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Drilling Update for Santa Elena Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - November 13, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) is pleased to announce the completion of further drilling at the Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. The drilling of 5 core and 16 RVC holes was completed to define several objectives (see attached Figure: http://media3.marketwire.com/ docs/ svl1113-F1.jpg) in a planned 110 hole program including; 1) confirm tonnage and grade of the remaining open pit reserves for Life of Mine Plan (Holes SERCP-1A to SERCP-11V), 2) test further mineralization below the current open pit plan (Holes SERCH12-36 to SERCP-SERCP38), 3) test newly identified mineralization in the NW highwall of the open pit (Holes SE12-97 to SE12-101), and 4) re-categorize and expand current underground Resources. To date, this drill program has been successful and will assist with resource confirmation, conversion, and inclusion in the upcoming Pre-Feasibility Study for the Santa Elena Expansion Project.
Gold and silver values in the SERCP and SE series of holes range from 0.13 gpt to 8.6 gpt gold and 17.4 to 244.0 gpt silver. Mineralized intervals range from 6.0 metres to 52.0 metres. All mineralized drill intercepts are near true thicknesses for undesignated angled holes or those designated as "A", with vertical holes designated as "V" representing apparent thickness. The most significant intercepts are 52 metres grading 2.19 gpt Au and 95.5 gpt Ag (Hole SERCP-9V) and 16 metres grading 6.18 gpt Au and 103.4 gpt Ag (Hole SERCP-11A) which are apparent and true thicknesses respectively. The most significant assay results in this series of holes are shown in the following table;
Investorideas.com Newswire All sample analyses were completed by the Santa Elena onsite laboratory with checks at ALS Chemex in Hermosillo, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC. The consistent thickness of certain intervals in a number of the holes is a result of the sampling procedures utilized in reverse circulation drilling.
In-Fill Pit holes confirmed the projection of higher grades expected to be mined in the open pit in 2013 to 2014. These holes are being used to update the Life of Mine Plan and open pit reserves to be included in production budgets and the Pre-Feasibility Study for the Expansion Plan.

Holes drilled in Santa Elena U/G South show increased potential for new underground resources below the pit and are being incorporated into the new resource model and Expansion PFS. Further drilling is anticipated in 2013.
Santa Elena NW holes SE12-97 to SE12-99 intercepted high grade values over 1 to 4 metres wide. These intercepts along with in-pit ore control holes in the NW wall of the pit suggest a possible new underground target. Holes SE12-100 and 101 were drilled on separate targets but did not intercept significant mineralization. Further drilling is anticipated in 2013.
Sixty six holes have been completed to date for underground resource conversion to reserves and expansion. Results of these holes will be released once compilation of results is complete. Three drills are currently on site to complete drilling by the end of 2012. Revised Santa Elena Resources and Reserves are expected along with the PFS in Q1 2013. This program has been extended to achieve required drilling to assist with the conversion of Resources to Reserves and potentially expand known Resources.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL) (NYSE MKT:SVLC) (NYSE Amex:SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest''s flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, which is located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Mining Stock Investor Alert: SilverCrest (TSX-V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Pays Out Gold Hedge Facility; Gold and Silver Production Now Completely Unhedged

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - November 7, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) is pleased to announce that it has paid out the remaining balance of the gold hedge facility established with Macquarie Bank Limited in June, 2009 as a condition of finalizing the Project Loan Facility for the construction of the Company''s Santa Elena Mine. The Company is now a completely unhedged silver and gold producer. The original hedge facility was comprised of 55,000 ounces of gold sold forward at US$926.50 per ounce and deliveries into the hedge facility were scheduled to continue into 2014. During 2010 and 2011 the Company made scheduled deliveries of 26,000 ounces of gold into the hedge facility from gold production from the Santa Elena mine leaving a balance of 29,000 ounces of gold which the Company has settled in cash for US$ 23,254,800. This reflects an effective settlement price of US$ 1,728 per ounce of gold inclusive of all transaction costs. The payout of the hedge facility was financed with partial proceeds from the Company''s recent CAD$34.5 million bought deal, prospectus financing which closed on October 30, 2012.

J. Scott Drever, President stated: "We are pleased to have been able to take advantage of the recent correction in the gold price to eliminate the outstanding gold hedge. The early elimination of the gold hedge will substantially increase our cash flows from operations for 2013 and 2014 which in turn strengthens our balance sheet and increases our flexibility to pursue our corporate objectives for growth."
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL) (NYSE MKT:SVLC) (NYSE Amex:SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest''s flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, which is located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Mining Stock Trading Alert: SilverCrest Mines (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Moves Following News of Closing $34.5 Million Offering

New York, New York, Point Roberts WA - November 2, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) Investorideas.com staff : Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors, issues a trading alert for SilverCrest Mines Inc. ( TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT : SVLC) for the close of trading November 1st. In Thursday’s trading session in Canadian markets, the stock had a range of $2.59 - 2.8, closing at $2.80 on over 1.1 Million shares. In U.S markets the stock closed at $2.85, up 0.23 or 8.78% on just over 161,000 shares.
The Company reported earlier this week the completion of its prospectus offering in Canada, as announced on October 5, 2012. Gross proceeds of CAD$30 million, together with exercise of the over-allotment option in full for an additional $4.5 million, resulted in total gross proceeds of $34.5 million.
Investorideas.com Newswire About SilverCrest Mines Inc
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, which is located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag: Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State. http://www.silvercrestmines.com
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